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The island nation of the Maldives -- which markets itself as one of the world's top luxury destinations -- faces uncertainty as the nation's president resigns amid the threat of violence and a rising tide of Islamic rhetoric.

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Maldives government blames opposition for protestsupdated: Tue May 10 2011 02:36:00

In a statement released Monday, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed accused the nation's former leader of orchestrating sometimes-violent protests there over the last week.

Protests in paradiseupdated: Tue May 10 2011 02:36:00

Demonstrators on the island of Maldives protest for an entire week over economic issues. CNN's Reggie Aqui reports.

Save our countryupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 07:46:00

The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate the entire country. ITN's Nick Paton-Walsh reports.

Sinking island's nationals seek new homeupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 07:46:00

The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate -- his entire country.

Time.com: Maldives Rejects Leader in Electionupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 12:00:00

In a historic election, the Maldives voted out their leader of three decades for a former political prisoner promising change

Time.com: Challenger Wins Maldives Presidential Voteupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 03:00:00

A former political prisoner won the Maldives' first democratic presidential election, defeating the Indian Ocean archipelago's longtime ruler.

Opposition unseats longtime Maldives presidentupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 00:14:00

A former political prisoner unseated Maldives longest-serving president in the island nation's first multi-party elections, according to the tiny Muslim nation's Election Commission.

Time.com: Asia's Longest Leader in Maldives Run-Offupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 03:00:00

Asia's longest-serving leader faced a democracy activist he once held as a political prisoner in a run-off vote Tuesday in the Maldives' first democratic presidential election.

Maldives president headed toward runoffupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 04:00:00

Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was seeking a seventh five-year term, appeared headed for a runoff in the country's first ever multiparty elections, according to preliminary results.

Maldives votes in first democratic electionsupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 02:48:00

Residents in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives went to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in the first multi-party elections in the country's history -- and to decide the fate of Asia's longest-serving leader.

Boy Scout foils attack on Maldives presidentupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 09:26:00

A teenager described as a Boy Scout saved Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a knife attack Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said.

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